Movies, Fantasy
0 Love It
Save it

The content on this page is provided by a Time Out partner.

High school student David Lightman (Matthew Broderick) unwittingly hacks into a military supercomputer while searching for new video games. After starting a game of Global Thermonuclear War, Lightman leads the supercomputer to activate the nation's nuclear arsenal in response to his simulated threat as the Soviet Union. Once the clueless hacker comes to his senses, Lightman, with help from his girlfriend (Ally Sheedy), must find a way to alert the authorities to stop the onset of World War III.

Release details

Rated: PG
Release date: Friday June 3 1983
Duration: 113 mins

Cast and crew

Director: John Badham
Screenwriter: Walter F Parkes, Lawrence Lasker
Cast: Barry Corbin
John Wood
Matthew Broderick
Juanin Clay
Dennis Lipscomb
Dabney Coleman
Ally Sheedy
1 person listening